Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tiny Dancer (Living Your Dreams)

I think it's safe to say that, in the lives of our four adult children, there are places they can all point to and say they've realized some of their earliest dreams. Friday night, we again had the pleasure of watching Second Daughter do what she loves--d a n c e !

Like so many young girls, she started dance lessons when she was six years old. And like many of her friends, she continued dance lessons all the way through her senior year of high school. Then she went away to college and there was a dance studio in town and, well, why not, it would be a good stress release and exercise. Before too long, dance student also became dance teacher.

She continued her college studies, graduated with a degree in textile & apparel management...and, you guessed it, she's still d a n c i n g ! She teaches dance at two studios, coaches a high school dance team, instructs aerobics at a local gym and works at a dance apparel store. That's right, five jobs to pay the bills...but also the satisfaction of doing what she loves!

Oh, and there's also the dance classes she takes to keep the teaching fresh. That's where we get to share in the lessons = dance was our 21st year Friday night:) Who would have ever guessed!

D R E A M . . .



3rdEyeMuse said...

ow wonderfully amazing! I was one of the girls that only took dance classes from age 5-7, but I DID go to all my friends recitals. that last photo feels like a dream. :)

glenna said...

Wonderful story. My 5 yr old grand daughter will be in her first dance recital in a couple of weeks.